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Scout Skills Weekend

There will be a Scout Skills weekend in May 2017.

Following the success of the Training camps in 2016, Requests have been made to run another one.

The dates will be is 5 – 7 May 2017.

The Venue will be Jessopp Road Scout HQ.
There will be 24 places available – a booking will be confirmed upon receipt of the course fee of £20.

The basic program is as below, but it’s not cast in stone, so if leaders wish to have other topics added, please let us know.


Friday Night
Arrive and Set up Patrol Camp sites with instruction for those unsure how to erect Patrol Tents.
Lamp and Stove tuition – Gas / Petrol / Paraffin along with safety requirements for all types.

Saturday Morning
Aldershot kitchen construction (Camp Oven).
Bank Oven Construction.
Camp Gadget Making tips


Axe and Saw including Tree Felling.
Lashing and Knot tying ready for pioneering on Sunday,
Construction of Wet and Dry ‘Pits’.
Latrine construction – (for use on Greenfield Sites).

(Prepared using the ovens)

Saturday Evening

Methods of Teaching.

Splicing and Whipping
Penny Stove Construction (attendees will need to bring a pepsi and coca cola drinks can (one of each as they are slightly different sizes)

Sunday Morning
Late Lunch.
Clear up

This covers most of the basic stuff that people need to know and will cover most of the practical elements of Section 5 of Factsheet AC120990 which is used for Nights Away Assessment as well as Greenfield General waste and Human waste disposal on Greenfield Camps.

It is open to all sections as Nights Away permits are generic.

For more information please contact Norfolk Scouts County Office, email or telephone 01603 502246